Bone Marrow Donor Found for Brylee Gagnon
An Aroostook County family is celebrating, and breathing a sigh of relief, after learning that a bone marrow donor match has been found for three-month-old Brylee Ann-Marie Gagnon, who suffers from a life-threatening illness.
We first told you about Brylee a few months ago. The original goal of 50 new donor registrants for the drive was more than tripled when over 175 County residents were tested as bone marrow donors. The Aroostook Medical Center partnered with the national organization, Be The Match, to hold the local drive in hopes of helping find a match for a life-saving bone marrow transplant. And a donor was located.
Now that a donor has been found, work has begun to raise funds to help with her medical treatment. When the transplant takes place, Brylee will have to be in a Boston hospital for at least six months.
Brylee’s Fundraiser, a benefit dinner, dance and auction, is scheduled for this Saturday, November 23, at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center. The chicken stew dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with an auction, featuring over 100 items, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The evening will be rounded out by a dance from 8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Come and help out if you can!